Your Religion News: Jan. 25, 2020

Published: 1/24/2020 2:30:59 PM
Modified: 1/24/2020 2:30:47 PM
Today: Psychic Fair at TNSA

LAKE PLEASANT — The National Spiritual Alliance (TNSA) is holding a Psychic Fair on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our readers are at the top of their field and use a variety of divination modalities. Reiki healing is also available by a Reiki Master and certified spiritual healer. A 20-minute reading or healing is $20. TNSA Thompson Memorial Temple is a Spiritualist church at 2 Montague Avenue. Lake Pleasant is a village in Montague. spiritualallianceusa.org

Tonight: Celebrate the Bard of Scotland

BERNARDSTON — Robert Burns, the Bard of Scotland, (1759-1796), is described as “a poet and pioneer of the Romantic movement and an inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism.” Each year, fans of Burns celebrate his birthday with a “celilidh” or party in honor of the famed poet.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., we uphold the tradition with our annual Robert Burns Birthday Bash featuring Celtic music by the Farley String Band, and hosted by master storyteller Barry Deitz. Expect shortbread cookies, meat pies, haggis, and other Scottish treats and a good dose of poetry, quotes and lore, merriment and humor. Suggested donation of $10 per person, to support enrichment programs at the Meetinghouse. www.bernardstonunitarian.org

Sunday: Envy in the time of social media

NORTHFIELD — How do we make sense of our experience of envy at a time when social media makes everyone’s life open for comparison? Join the congregation at First Parish Unitarian, Northfield, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, for open discussion and active listening on this topic and how we bring our experience into the greater community.

This Sunday will be Service Sunday for the religious education program at First Parish. With Ann Linge leading, youth of all ages will be putting together care bags.

All are welcome at the historic First Parish sanctuary on the corner of Parker Avenue and Main Street.

Sunday: ‘Symbols in Stained Glass’ at All Souls UU

GREENFIELD — MaryAnn Adams speaks on symbols and their past and present meaning in the sermon “Symbols in Stained Glass” at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. She is a member of the Charlemont Forum and works on the Poor Peoples Campaign when possible. Keith Rollinson will provide music. Coffee hour follows the service. The church is on the corner of Main and Hope streets.

Sunday at 4: Labyrinth walk

GREENFIELD — Come join us for a candlelit labyrinth walk on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. We will gather in the parish hall of Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew (8 Church St.), where soft music and a short reflection on the importance of community will enhance our walk.

Feb. 8: Potluck and Family Game Night

LEVERETT — The Leverett Congregational Church will host a potluck dinner (bring a dish to share) followed by a variety of fun family games. To be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m. at the Leverett Town Hall, 9 Montague Road. The event is free and open to the public.

Feb. 8: Celebrating local food

ASHFIELD — On Saturday, Feb. 8, the First Congregational Church (UCC) of Ashfield is inviting church members and friends to come together for its annual Local Foods Dinner. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

The Mission and Social Justice Committee is planning this event. Lori Wyman, member of the committee, said, “Our congregation has told us that they want to promote local agriculture, and the Local Foods Dinner is one way to do this. Also, it is fun to share food made with 100 percent locally grown ingredients. Just make something with ingredients that have been grown and processed locally. There are lots of choices at the co-ops, winter farmers markets, and grocery stores.” The event is free. The church is at 429 Main St.

Feb 9: Celebrated pianist to perform at Brick Church

DEERFIELD — On Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., Yu-Mei Wei, a native Taiwanese pianist, will perform in “The Brick Church” Music Series at The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St. A reception will follow in the Caswell Library at Deerfield Academy. A fundraiser for the church, the suggested donation is $10 to $20 at the door.

Wei is a solo artist and chamber musician, currently a member of the Elm Street String Ensemble, and is on the music faculty at Deerfield Academy. For more information: Jean Pitman Turner, 413-774-2657.

Feb. 14-15: Fan the Flame Revival Services

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Valley Life Assembly of God (VLAG) will be hosting Fan the Flame Revival Services at Frontier Regional School, 113 North Main St. There will be three services: Friday Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10:30 a,m, and 6 p.m. VLAG looks forward to guest speakers Rev. Tim Trafford and his wife, Kathy, of Restoration Ministries. Services will include a time of worship, a message from Pastor Trafford, and extended time of seeking the Lord at the altar in prayer and for healing. All are invited and encouraged to join the congregation for these special services. God is still speaking; what might He say to you? God is still healing, are you in need?

The Traffords have given 35 years to ministering the gospel, appearing as host and regular guests on (TBN) Trinity Broadcasting Network ministering both nationally and internationally. Their message of hope and healing has changed lives for three decades.




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